Department of Police Practice

Ms I Sinclair

College of Law
School of Criminal Justice
Department: Police Practice
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 011 471 3183


  • MA: Community Development (Social Work) (University of Johannesburg)
  • BA Honours: Social Work (University of Western Cape)
  • BA: Social Work (University of Western Cape)

Currently teaching

  • Introduction to Professionalism in Policing II module A and B (PRF 2601 and PRF2602)
  • Supervision of Masters students

Fields of academic interests

  • Domestic violence, gender and policing
  • Therapeutic jurisprudence
  • Community policing
  • Social crime prevention
  • Conflict resolution and interpersonal communication


Ingrid practised in the field of social work for 12 years at different government departments, NGO’s and CBO’s before joining the academia. She has lectured policing students from diploma to the post graduate level since 1994. She currently lectures BTech students and supervises MTech students in Policing. 

She has conducted numerous training workshops for policing, forensic nurses and NGO’s on understanding the social context of domestic violence. She serves on the board of the Gauteng Mental Health Society. She has been referee for a journal dealing with child abuse in South Africa. She has also been involved in ethics training for the Scorpion Special Investigator Unit. She has published several chapters in a book on Smart Policing in South Africa and done research and published articles on domestic violence, therapeutic jurisprudence and child abuse in accredited journals.